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$1 Meals That Are Delicious, Easy, and Budget-Friendly

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Looking for a cheap and easy meal to make? Look no further! These $1 meals are delicious, nutritious, and will save you money. Whether you’re trying to stick to a budget or just want an easy meal, these recipes are for you. So give them a try and see how much money you can save!

PASTA WITH PEAS

This dish is packed with proteins and vitamins from the lentils and vegetables. It’s an absolute lifesaver when you’re trying to make ends meet.

Ingredients:

– ½ cup dry pasta

– ¼ cup frozen peas

– ¼ cup canned lentils, drained and rinsed

– ½ tsp. garlic powder

– ½ tsp. onion powder

– Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

– Cook pasta according to package instructions.

– Add peas and lentils to the pasta during the last minute of cooking.

– Drain and season with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Serve warm. Enjoy! $0.97 per serving.

This dish is so simple and easy to make, and it’s packed with nutrients and protein! Plus, it’s only $0.97 per serving, so it’s a great budget-friendly meal.

EASY LENTIL VEGETABLE SOUP

This soup is packed with proteins and vitamins from the lentils and vegetables AND is an absolute lifesaver when you’re trying to make ends meet.

Ingredients:

– ½ cup lentils

– ½ cup diced vegetables (carrots, celery, onions, etc.)

– ¼ teaspoon salt

– ¼ teaspoon black pepper

– ½ tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil

– 64 fluid ounces water or chicken broth

Instructions:

In a large pot over medium heat, add the oil and diced vegetables. Sauté for about five minutes or until the vegetables are softened. Add the lentils, water or chicken broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes or until the lentils are cooked through. Enjoy!

SALMON CROQUETTES

These salmon croquettes are a great way to use up leftover cooked salmon. They’re also budget-friendly, as they only cost $0.50 per person to make. And they’re delicious too! So if you’re looking for a cheap and easy meal, give these salmon croquettes a try.

Ingredients:

– ½ cup cooked salmon

– ¼ cup bread crumbs

– ¼ onion, diced

– egg, beaten

Instructions:

In a bowl, mix together salmon, bread crumbs, onion and egg. Shape into small patties. In a skillet over medium heat, cook croquettes until browned and cooked through, about five minutes per side. Serve with a salad or your favorite sides. Enjoy!

Taco Salad

This taco salad is a cheap and easy meal that only costs $0.50 per person to make. It’s packed with protein and vitamins from the ground beef and vegetables, and is an absolute lifesaver when you’re trying to make ends meet.

Ingredients:

– ½ lb ground beef

– ¼ head iceberg lettuce, chopped

– ¼ cup diced tomatoes

– ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese

– tortilla chips

Instructions:

In a skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef until browned. Remove from heat and let cool. In a bowl, mix together lettuce, tomatoes, cheese andground beef. Top with tortilla chips. Serve with ranch dressing or your favorite sauce. Enjoy!

CROCKPOT LOADED BAKED POTATO SOUP

This soup is packed with proteins and vitamins and vegetables AND is an absolute lifesaver when you’re trying to make ends meet. It is hearty and filling, and will leave you feeling satisfied.

Ingredients:

– potatoes

– carrots

– celery

– onion

– garlic

– vegetable broth

– milk

– cheddar cheese

– bacon bits

– salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Peel and chop the potatoes, carrots, celery, and onion. Peel and mince the garlic. Add all the ingredients into the crockpot and stir. Cook on low for six to eight hours or on high for three to four hours. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with cheddar cheese and bacon bits when done. Serve hot and enjoy!

Chicken Fried Rice

Packed with proteins and vitamins from the lentils and vegetables is an absolute lifesaver when you’re trying to make ends meet. This dish is budget-friendly, easy to make, and delicious!

Ingredients:

– ½ cup uncooked white rice

– ½ onion, diced

– ½ carrot, diced

– ¼ cup frozen peas

– ¼ teaspoon salt

-Dash of pepper

-½ tablespoon vegetable oil

-½ pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

-¼ cup soy sauce

-½ teaspoon sugar

Directions:

Cook the rice according to the package directions. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, onion, carrot, and peas. Cook for five minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Add the cooked rice and soy sauce and mix well. Season with salt, pepper, and sugar to taste. Serve immediately.

These are just a few of the delicious, easy, and budget-friendly meals you can make for only $1 per person! So next time you’re looking for a cheap and easy meal to make, give one of these recipes a try. You’ll be glad you did! Happy cooking!